Snake slithers into Bradenton home and hides under dresser, police say

A snake seeking shelter from a storm was a shock for a Bradenton family.

According to the Bradenton Police Department, responding officers called for backup to capture the snake that had slithered its way into the home.

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Officers say Acting Sergeant Kristie Affolter took charge of the search. The snake was found under a dresser and officers were able to coax it into cookware.

Bradenton PD says while Affolter is not a herpetologist (a zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians), she gave the frightened homeowners a quick lesson on the banded water snake.